How Does The Court Determine Child Custody?

Another issue in getting divorced or breaking up is the matter of child custody or visitation of minor children. This issue is a sensitive topic and a grave concern for everybody involved. Generally, family courts grant orders that focus on the phrase “best interest of the child” regarding child custody and visitation matters regarding minor children.

How Does Divorce in a Covenant Marriage Work

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Divorce is never easy or pleasant. Aside from the emotional toll that a break-up entails, there are legal matters that need to be considered and fulfilled before a couple can obtain a dissolution of their marriage. Although some divorces can be less complicated than others, divorce proceedings, in general, are filled with complex requirements that require the assistance and guidance of a divorce lawyer. 

What is the Difference Between a 102 and a 103 Divorce in Louisiana?

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Pursuing a divorce action in Louisiana generally begins with determining whether to invoke Louisiana Civil Code 102 or 103. Although both divorce basis shares specific requirements, they greatly vary in detailed proof, conditions, and procedures. Thus, it is vital to understand what each divorce type entails, the similarities, and their differences to better determine which of the two applies in your situation.


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While there is a preference for equal custody, it is not always possible and when custody starts off as equal there may be reasons to request a change in custody later. Three of the most common situations that we see come up are discussed below.

All You Need to Know About Emergency Custody Orders

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An Ex Parte Custody Order is an action filed with the Court by a parent without informing the other parent. These types of orders are called “ex parte” and are only temporary and will expire at the formal hearing when both parents have the chance to present evidence to the Court.

Child Support Modification in Louisiana

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There are certain situations or circumstances when a custodial parent, the parent having custody of the child, may petition the Court to modify the child support order.